Johnny Winston Jr.:
he 6th Annual Johnny Winston, Jr. Streetball and Block Party will be held on Saturday August 12th from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Penn Park (South Madison – Corner of Fisher and Buick Street). Streetball is a full court, 5 on 5 adult mens Basketball tournament featuring some of the best basketball players in the City of Madison, Milwaukee, Beloit, Rockford and other cities.
The block party activities for youth and families include: Music by D.J. Fabulous & friends; A drill and dance team competition at 2 pm; Free Bingo sponsored by DeJope Gaming at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm; Face painting and youth activities sponsored by M.S.C.R., YMCA, Neighborhood Intervention Program and the Boys & Girls Club. At 3 pm, a talent showcase featuring singers and Hip Hop performances will take place on the MCCCA Culture Coach stage. In addition, this event includes information booths and vendors selling a variety of foods and other items.
This is a safe, family event that has taken the place of the South Madison Block Party. The Madison Police Department and other neighborhood groups are supporting this as a positive activity for the South Madison community. This year’s proceeds will go toward “The Campaign to Promote Student Achievement and Parent Involvement in Schools.”
The founder and organizer for this event is Johnny Winston, Jr. Mr. Winston is a firefighter for the City of Madison and currently serves as President of the Madison School Board.
This event will provide a wonderful organized activity for our community to enjoy this summer. If you have any questions please feel free to call (608) 347-9715 or e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you on Saturday August 12th at Penn Park!
In a nod to the local political aspects of this event, Mayor Dave is planning to attend as well.